Digital Storytelling As A Bridging Tool


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Digital storytelling is a combination of pictures, texts, students’ voices and music to create an effective presentation about variety of topics such as students’ culture and the target language culture. In this session, teachers will learn how to use digital storytelling in their classrooms to link the students with Canadian culture and develop their English language skills

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Digital Storytelling As A Bridging Tool

  1. 1. Outline Introduction Glimpses at the bright side Glimpses at the dark side Teachers and DST Samples Steps of Creating DST Suggested Topics Programs Demonstration Publishing Assessment Resources References
  2. 2. Glimpses at the Bright Side Improving the four language skills (Teehan, 2006) Discovering cultures, histories and traditional practices (Miller, 2004) Increasing motivation (Brice, A. & Lambert, R., 2009) Increasing students’ engagement (Alxender, B., 2011) Understand your students through their pics, video Increasing students’ creativity (Lundby, K., 2009) More meaningful and memorable
  3. 3. Glimpses at the dark side Copyright issues: Choosing appropriate images to fit the culture Technical issues (Ohler, J., 2008) Time Consuming
  4. 4. Samples 1- A Home in God by Gabby Daguman ture=channel_video_title 2- United Nations (UN)-A digital story ure=related ESL Student Digital Story: Summertime
  5. 5. Teachers and DS Hook Delivering difficult topics or ideas Icebreakers Integrating technology in the curriculum Sharing, Open Learning
  6. 6. Steps of Creating DS Choosing the topic Searching resources Collecting the materials Organizing the materials Software working Production Assessment
  7. 7. Suggested Topics Popular Food Annual Holydays Famous people Archaeological sites Music National Companies TV Shows
  8. 8. Programs Live Movie Maker for Windows Photo storytelling 3 for Window Imovie for Mac ReelDirector Animoto
  9. 9. Demonstration Photo storytelling 3 for Window Movie Maker for Windows
  10. 10. Publishing
  11. 11. Assessment Correct use of Grammar Correct spelling Clear point of view or purpose Clear voice audio/ Pronunciation Effective meaningful use of images Attractiveness to involve the audience
  12. 12. Resources See The Handout
  13. 13. References Alxender, B. (2011) The New Digital Storytelling": Creating Narratives with New Media. Praeger, Santa Barbara Brice, A., Lambert, R. (2009). Digital storytelling. Carlton South, Vic.: Curriculum Corporation Lundby, K. (2009). Digital storytelling, mediatized stories: Self-representations in new media. New York: P. Lang McLellan, H. E. (September 01, 2008). Digital Storytelling: Expanding Media Possibilities for Learning. Educational Technology Miller, C. H. (2004). Digital storytelling, a creators guide to interactive entertainment. Burlington: Focal Press Ohler, J. (2008). Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Robin, B. (2008). Digital storytelling: A powerful technology tool for the 21st century classroom. Theory Into Practice, 47(3), 220–22 Teehan.K (2006) Digital Storytelling: In and out of the classroom. Published by University of Houston. (2002). Educational uses of digital storytelling. Houston, Tex: University of Houston.